Saturday, February 14, 2009

Senate elections nomination papers’ scrutiny last date today

ISLAMABAD: Today is the last date for scrutiny of the nomination papers of the candidates for senate elections on vacant seats.

The scrutiny of the nomination papers of candidates would continue even today. In all 158 candidates from the four provinces, Islamabad and Fata have filed the nomination papers for the 50 vacant seats.

Provincial Election Commissioner (PEC) Sindh on Saturday declared all the 11 contestants as returned ... Full Story

Abductee Chinese engineer released in Swat

MINGORA: The Chinese engineer, kidnapped by insurgents six months ago from Dir district, has reportedly been released in Swat here on late Saturday while sources said, curfew has been imposed across Dir since 6pm Saturday, Geo News reported.According to sources, militants kidnapped two Chinese engineers on August 2008 as they (engineers) were fixing a tower of a private mobile phone company in Dir district but one of the kidnapped engineers succe .... Full Story

Thousands gather to commemorate Hariri anniversary

BEIRUT: Thousands of people converged Saturday on central Beirut to mark the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Lebanese former premier Rafiq Hariri.Waving Lebanese flags and carrying pictures of the slain leader, men, women and children gathered under sunny skies in Martyr's Square where members of the parliamentary majority were to address the crowd. The rally comes as final preparations are underway in The Hague for the launch of the i .... Full Story

Global stock markets seen mixed this week

NEW YORK: Global stock markets was seen mixed this week, as the investors confidence could not be restored despite $787 billion of stimulus bailout package approval.Dow Jones and Nesdec indexes went down by 431 and 56 points respectively. Asian markets also remained turbulent this week. At the end of this week, China’s Shanghai composite index recorded an increase of 37 points, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index after melting down 311 points close .... Full Story

Sri Lankan cricket team arrives Karachi

KARACHI: The Sri Lankan cricket team has arrived at the Quaid-e-Azam International Airport Karachi here at 5am in the morning.They will be playing a series of two Test matches against Pakistan while the conditioning camp of the Pakistan team is also beginning today here at the Steel Mills ground.Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene and players are scheduled to hold press meeting at 3:30pm today at a local hotel here.The training camp of the Pakistan .... Full Story